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Help Eliminate Auto Theft

 

 

AUTO THEFT - A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY

Practice These Safety Tips to Keep

You and Your vehicle Safe:

  • Lock your car - half of all vehicles stolen are left unlocked
  • Take your keys - nearly 20% of all vehicles stolen have keys in them
  • Don't leave valuables in plain view - they may invite thieves to break into your car
  • Completely close your windows - don't make it easy to gain access to your car
  • Don't hide a spare set of keys in the car - professional thieves know where to look
  • Don't keep your registration in your glove compartment - Thieves have just what they need if they steal your car.  Keep it in your wallet
  • Even if burdened down with packages, try to keep one hand free with the ignition key in hand.  Look around and inside the car before getting in
  • If threatened by a carjacker with a gun or other weapon, GIVE UP THE CAR.  DON'T ARGUE.  A life is more important than any car.

MAKE IT HARDER ON THE THIEF

  • Park with your wheels turned toward the curb to help prevent your vehicle from being pushed or towed away
  • If your vehicle has rear-wheel drive, back into your driveway - rear wheels lock on rear-wheel drive vehicles, making them tough to tow.  Front-wheel drive vehicles should be parked front end first
  • Always use your emergency brake when parking
  • If you have a garage, use it, and when you do, lock both the vehicle and garage door
  • If your vehicle is going to be unattended for a long period of time, disable it; for example, remove the ignition fuse or coil wire.

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